Preserving the Second Amendment Rights of Texans
by John Cornyn on March 7, 2017 at 8:33 AM
Preserving the right to keep and bear arms is a sacred Constitutional right for Texans. This past week at the Texas State Rifle Association’s annual meeting, I announced the introduction of S. 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a bill to allow folks with concealed carry privileges in their home states to exercise those rights in any other state that has similar laws. My bill will strengthen the rights of law-abiding Texans, and will underscore the power of each state to implement laws that are best-suited for their residents. This legislation is long overdue.
As it stands today, thirteen states don’t recognize Texas’ concealed handgun license. That’s about to change. With a friend of the Second Amendment in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress, I’m optimistic we can get this done.